Here is a reference from over 10 years ago that has a specific inference to quantum microtubules as studied by Drs. Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff. Too bad Prof. Smith doesn’t bother putting his work in the same pot as these gentlemen.
Unfortunately, the actual article, “Is a Living System a Macroscopic Quantum System?” is difficult to locate. In lieu, I am providing the following article from the same issue which is just as interesting: “Biological Effects of Quantum Fields and Their Role in the Natural Healing Process.”
If you happen to find a link to Prof. Smith’s article, “Is a Living System a Macroscopic Quantum System?” please provide a link. Thanks in advance.
Cyril W. Smith (Dept. Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Univ. Salford, England), “Is a Living System a Macroscopic Quantum System?” Frontier Perspectives, vol 7, no 1, Fall/Winter 1998, pp 9-15, 31 refs.
The development of the concept of coherence in biological systems is introduced through a summary of the work of Herbert Frohlich. Those experimental aspects and consequences of coherence in living systems are presented which seem relevant to the recent developments in the understanding of the physics of water through quantum field theory.
Glen Rein (Quantum Biology Res. Lab., Miller Place, NY), “Biological Effects of Quantum Fields and Their Role in the Natural Healing Process,” Frontier Perspectives, vol 7, no 1, Fall/Winter 1998, pp 16-23, 30 refs.
Physicists are well aware of the existence of energy fields with properties which are not explained by the classical equations of Maxwell or Schrodinger. Experimental anomalies associated with so-called free energy research may also involve non-classical energy fields, referred to here as quantum fields. Recent findings in biology indicate that certain bio-molecules act as superconductors and biological systems in general exhibit non-local, global properties, which are consistent with their ability to function at the quantum level. The possibilities that such anomalous behavior might be accounted for by the presence of endogenous quantum fields in biological systems have received little attention.
“..According to Akimov, torsion fields coupled with the standard electric, magnetic, and gravity fields should provide means for a unified field theory that will extend the realm of science to include the effects of consciousness. The concept of dowsing, for example, can now have a scientific basis for explanation of the phenomenon. If this suggestion by Akimov proves viable, then science has an opportunity to extend its borders more rapidly into the so-called psychic realms. That could be a multi-decade venture of considerable importance to the expansion of scientific knowledge… “
Microtubule Energy Models: Reference about microtubules, tubulin and protein filaments, their applications and research. Virtual community of microtubule-centered researchers and enthusiasts.